A strand full of happiness

Antique Necklace From Mediterranean Coral, Italy Around 1900


€ 329.00 *
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Antique Necklace From Mediterranean Coral, Italy Around 1900
Antique Necklace From Mediterranean Coral, Italy Around 1900
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The coral has been considered a good luck charm since ancient times. From the 17th century, for example, is handed down from Venice: "Portati dovunque l'huomo sia, ò in casa, ò in nave, scaccia le cattive ombre de gli spiriti, sogni, fulmini, venti, e tempeste e gli diffende da ogni assalto di fiere." - "Wherever man goes, whether he is at home or traveling by ship - the coral drives away the evil shadows of the spirits, bad dreams, lightning, winds, and thunderstorms, and protects against every adversity" (Isabella Palumbo Fossati Casa: Intérieurs vénitiens à la Renaissance. Maisons, société et culture, Paris 2012, p. 276). In Naples, for example, people still use amulets made of coral to protect themselves against harm. But the fascination of corals from the Mediterranean cannot be explained only by their supposed protective function - the sight of them also inspires on an aesthetic level, as in the case of this necklace with a length of 47.5 cm. The row of pearls in a beautiful salmon tone is graduated sorted. The pearls are hand-cut and have a beautiful colour; at the same time, their hand-finishing guarantees that the coral pearls were created at the beginning of the 20th century. The corals have some natural growth marks and their surface partly shows nicks and dents, which identify them as a natural product. The beautiful necklace found its way to us here in Berlin.
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Genuine Italian Mediterranean corals inspire to this day by their wonderfully rich play of colors with pronounced richness of variation. From the creamy white of the Adriatic coral to the delicate pink of the angel skin coral or Pelle d'Angelo to beautiful light and dark salmon red hues to the strong dark red color known as oxblood or Moro coral, this wonderful natural material is characterized by the most beautiful colors of nature that the sea can produce. For centuries an integral part of princely and later also bourgeois art chambers, coral jewelry, especially from the region around the Bay of Naples, enjoyed popularity never experienced before, especially in the 19th century. The stocks of some coral species, which are now under strict conservation, as well as the demand for natural corals, which has increased dramatically in recent years, make coral jewelry today more than ever a sought-after treasure. Experts speak today, concerning the value of Mediterranean corals already of the "diamond of the future". Today, only antique pieces or corals from old stock come onto the market - the quantity is therefore limited and finite. So the value of corals can only increase!
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Antique Necklace From Mediterranean Coral, Italy Around 1900
A strand full of happiness
€ 329.00 *
Content 1 piece
Incl. VAT, Shipping
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